Australia v India 3rd ODI: betting tips, prediction & odds
Welcome to our Australia v India betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for the third One-Day International at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Wednesday, December 2.
Australia have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series but have been hit hard by an injury to star opener David Warner heading into the final ODI and then the three-match T20 series.
Warner suffered a groin/adductor injury in the second match at the SCG on Sunday and faces a race against time to be fit for the first Test against India at Adelaide Oval starting on December 17.
Paceman Pat Cummins will also be rested for the final ODI and the T20s to prepare for the opening Test.
In the short term, Australia seem likely to use Matthew Wade in Warner’s place, though another dashing left-hander in D’Arcy Short has been added to the squad. They could also opt to switch wicketkeeper Alex Carey from the middle order to opening.
Australia are already without all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, who pulled up short while bowling on Friday night.
India’s bowlers, and Australia’s for that matter, will be relieved to head to Canberra given the dominance of bat over ball in those first two matches. More than 1400 runs were scored, an average of over 350 per innings.
There have been no ODIs played at Manuka Oval since 2016. In the most recent match there, Australia scored 5-378 in crushing New Zealand.
In the match before that at Manuka, Australia defeated India by 25 runs, with Australia making 8-348 (Aaron Finch made a century) and India replying with 323, with both Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan racking up triple figures. Another run-fest could be on the cards.
Read on for our free Australia v India tips ahead of their one-day clash in Canberra on Wednesday, December 2.
Australia v India 2020 ODI, T20, Test series schedule, results
Australia v India ODI series
First ODI: Friday, November 27: Australia 6-374 (50 overs; Aaron Finch 114, Steven Smith 105, David Warner 69; Mohammed Shami 3-59) d India 8-308 (50 overs; Hardik Pandya 90, Shikhar Dhawan 74; Adam Zampa 4-54, Josh Hazlewood 3-55) at the SCG. Man of the match: Steven Smith.
Second ODI: Sunday, November 29: Australia 4-389 (50 overs; Steven Smith 104, David Warner 83; Mohammed Shami 1-73, Jasprit Bumrah 1-79, Hardik Pandya 1-24) d India 9-338 (50 overs; Virat Kohli 89, KL Rahul 76; Patrick Cummins 3-67) at the SCG. Man of the match: Steven Smith.
Third ODI: Wednesday, December 2, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Australia v India T20 series
First T20: Friday, December 4, Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Second T20: Sunday, December 6, SCG.
Third T20: Tuesday, December 8, SCG.
Australia v India Test series
First Test: December 17-21, Adelaide Oval (day-night).
Second Test: December 26-30, MCG.
Third Test: January 7-11, SCG.
Fourth Test: January 15-19, Gabba, Brisbane.
Australia v India cricket squads
Australia: Aaron Finch (c), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (vc), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, D’Arcy Short, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
India: Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Mayank Agarwal, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur..
Australia v India 3rd ODI odds
Head to head odds: Australia $1.60, India $2.35
Man of the match betting:
$8 Steve Smith, Virat Kohli
$9 Aaron Finch
$12 Marnus Labuschange
$13 Matthew Wade, Shikhar Dhawan
Top batsman Australia odds:
$3.75 Steve Smith
$4 Aaron Finch,
$4.50 Marnus Labuschagne
$5 Matthew Wade
$9 Marcus Stoinis, Moises Henriques, Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell
Top batsman India odds:
$3.20 Virat Kohli
$4.50 Shikhar Dhawan
$5 Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, KL Rahul
$5.50 Shreyas Iyer,
Top bowler Australia odds:
$4 Josh Hazlewood
$4.25 Adam Zampa
$4.50 Mitchell Starc
$5 Andrew Tye, Sean Abbott
$6 Daniel Sams
$6.50 Ashton Agar
Top bowler India odds:
$3.75 Jasprit Bumrah
$4 Mohammed Shami
$4.50 Kuldeep Yadav
$5 Yuzvendra Chahal
$5.50 Navdeep Saini, Ravindra Jadeja
Australia v India betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Australia v India tips for Wednesday’s third ODI.
Steve Smith man of the match at $8
The Australian ace has been in sublime form and averages almost 100 in three ODI matches at this ground. Smith has been player of the match with centuries in the first two matches so what’s to stop him making it a hat-trick? Get on board!
Mohammed Shami top ticket-taker for India
We struck with the underrated Indian paceman in the opening match and he was equal top wicket-taker in the second. The Manuka Oval pitch will hopefully offer the bowlers a little more assistance.
Australia v India prediction 2/12/2020
The loss of Warner looms as important though the home team has players lining up to get involved in the recent runs bonanza. For their part India can’t afford to let the Australian opening pair dominate again as Warner and Finch have done so far. Check the teams in the lead-up to the match but we think Australia will roll on with another win. They are hard to beat at home at the best of times and have struck a rich vein of form in the ODI arena. Our final Australia v India prediction: Australia to win by 20 runs/5 wickets.
Australia v India lowdown
South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport 1 and 2. India: Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 3, Sony Six. Live stream: SonyLiv. Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO. New Zealand: Sky Sport 2.
All of the top online betting sites will offer markets on cricket.
The game starts at 2.40pm local time (9.10am India Standard Time) on December 2, 2020.
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